Toxics testing performance evaluation for GB and GD

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Residues resulting from demilitarization, treatment, cleanup, and testing of military chemical agents at Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), Utah, are currently listed as hazardous wastes by the State of Utah Department of Environmental Quality. The US Army Test and Evaluation Command believes that certain categories of waste generated at DPG are not hazardous. To demonstrate this, analytical methods capable of quantitatively measuring the concentrations of chemical agents, including GB and GD, in the different waste media must be available. Argonne National Laboratory has developed methods to analyze metal substrate, spent hypochlorite decontamination fluid, and soil matrices for GB and GD. These ... continued below

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O`Neill, H. J.; Schneider, J. F.; Brubaker, K. L.; Kimmell, T. A. & Anderson, A. W. October 1, 1997.

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Residues resulting from demilitarization, treatment, cleanup, and testing of military chemical agents at Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), Utah, are currently listed as hazardous wastes by the State of Utah Department of Environmental Quality. The US Army Test and Evaluation Command believes that certain categories of waste generated at DPG are not hazardous. To demonstrate this, analytical methods capable of quantitatively measuring the concentrations of chemical agents, including GB and GD, in the different waste media must be available. Argonne National Laboratory has developed methods to analyze metal substrate, spent hypochlorite decontamination fluid, and soil matrices for GB and GD. These methods involve the use of sorbent cartridge preconcentration and thermal desorption combined with gas chromatography using flame photometric detection to achieve the desired sensitivity and specificity. This report describes the methods and presents results for these three common waste matrices. The test results indicate that these methods can be used to quantitatively determine concentrations of GB and GD in the low parts-per-billion range in all sample media tested.

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OSTI as DE98004345

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  • Other: DE98004345
  • Report No.: ANL/EAD/TM--76
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/650219 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 650219
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc703199

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O`Neill, H. J.; Schneider, J. F.; Brubaker, K. L.; Kimmell, T. A. & Anderson, A. W. Toxics testing performance evaluation for GB and GD, report, October 1, 1997; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703199/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.